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Steven J Goodman

Steven J Goodman
As the User Interface & Cable Assembly Product Manager, Steven works with customers to provide solutions to specific problems through design consultation, and where needed, the creation of a specific design. Additionally, Steven is responsible for the overall effectiveness of the quote process and resultant business success. Steven is a Mechanical Engineer with a BS and an MBA both from Northeastern. Most recently he was running a startup manufacturer’s representative firm servicing the aerospace, defense, and industrial markets representing first class manufacturers of interconnects, cables, wire harnesses, rack mounted equipment, and board level components. Prior to that, Steven was a Product Manager in the aerospace industry for two different companies for over seven years. His past responsibilities included driving sales growth and business development activities and leading the transition to production for development programs. Additionally, he has experience in implementing sales and marketing campaigns that introduced new sales tools and product literature for the outside sales staff as well as managing costing activities, quotes, proposal generation and submission, and working with customers to develop new products to meet their ever changing design requirements.

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Tips to Reduce Non-Recurring Costs for Custom Medical Cables

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on May 14, 2020 at 9:25 AM

Custom medical cable assemblies are critical for today’s healthcare system. Many lifesaving pieces of equipment can function because of the high reliability custom cables that are designed to operate in this demanding environment. Medical cable assemblies may be required to withstand exposure to harsh electromagnetic fields and sterilization procedures while also carrying a biocompatibility rating.

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Incorporating Transparent Capacitive Touch Switches

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on April 13, 2020 at 9:21 AM

The use of capacitive touch switch technology is widespread and becoming more frequent each day. Capacitive touch switches are common on thousands of everyday devices including gas station pumps, smartphones, lamps, automobile dashboards, and even the smart speaker in your home.

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5 Tips to Operate LCD Displays in Cold Environments

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on March 12, 2020 at 10:57 AM

The use of liquid crystal displays (LCDs) in user interface assemblies is widespread across nearly all industries, locations, and operating environments. Over the last 20 years, the cost of LCD displays has significantly dropped, allowing for this technology to be incorporated into many of the everyday devices we rely on.

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UL Cable Harness Design: Low-Risk Wire Options

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on February 26, 2020 at 10:44 AM

One of the first steps in designing a custom cable assembly is selecting the wire. There are lots of options to choose before the design can be frozen. Selecting a UL spec wire can be challenging if you are unfamiliar with the standards but knowing just a few options allows for a simplified design.

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Managing The Development Of Your Overmolded Cable - Q&A

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on November 26, 2019 at 3:28 PM

At the conclusion of our webinar, Managing the Development of Your Overmolded Cable, we had several questions submitted to our presenter, User Interface & Cable Assembly Product Manager Steven J. Goodman. We compiled these into a readable format on our blog.

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Understanding Your Custom Cable Assembly Testing Requirements

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on November 20, 2019 at 9:57 AM

Custom cable assemblies are used everywhere in a variety of applications, supporting a diverse customer base. These custom cable assemblies may transmit power, data, or other high-fidelity signals during their operation, and in some applications may be used for life-saving or mission critical equipment. These cables must be reliable enough to continuously transmit signals without failure, and be strong enough to withstand certain mechanical stresses, and durable enough to withstand the environment they will operate within.

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Five Tips When Substituting Cable Assembly Connectors

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on November 12, 2019 at 8:47 AM

There are several considerations a purchasing manager must review before selecting a cable assembly supplier. As corporations move toward a matrix organization structure, buyers can be unfamiliar with the various programmatic details required to make critical sourcing decisions fast.

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Cable Assembly Conductor Options 101

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on November 1, 2019 at 8:59 AM

Cable assembly conductors may seem like a complicated topic, but many of the properties that govern these cables are quite straightforward. Making sense of the differences between stranded conductors and solid conductors, and even the various conductor plating specifications that are at play, is easy. You just need to keep a few key things in mind. Even a general understanding of the wire flexibility requirements, current draw, and the operating environment will help guide you toward the best bulk cable design options that exist.

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What You Need To Know Before High-Volume Cable Production

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on October 23, 2019 at 9:19 AM

There are countless details that must be explored before moving into high-volume production for custom cable assemblies. And, if manufacturing is expected to occur offshore, there are even more considerations aside from the 12-hour time change, geographical distance, and language barrier.

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The Impact of Measurement Units on Your Cable Assembly

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on October 18, 2019 at 9:52 AM

Scientists and engineers are sticklers about the units for any measurement, and rightfully so. The technique of using units cancellation remains one of the fundamental concepts taught in all higher education STEM courses. Whether the course is chemistry, physics, thermodynamics, or even aerodynamics, the criticality of units is ever-present throughout lecture, calculations, and lab studies.

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